F5 BIG-IP Standard Series 5000 License
Licensed F5 BIG-IP Standard Series 5000 platform is a powerful system that can manage traffic for businesses of all sizes. This series of platforms includes models that support hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid-state drives (SSDs). F5 offers three levels of SSL offload performance for the 5000 series: 5000s, 5200v, and 5200v-SSL.
The 5200v SSL platform features powerful SSL hardware that frees servers from the task of encrypting and decrypting data. The 5050 Series platform is available with a FIPS-certified Hardware Security Module (HSM) as a factory-installed option (5250v-FIPS). The 5250v FIPS platform is only available with a single SSD.
Simple and professional troubleshooting
BIG-IP has a BMC (Base Management Controller) and supports IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) protocol. With BMC and AOM (Always on Management) firmware, F5 customers can access internal sensor data including temperature, airflow and voltage information for further system monitoring.
Without running the TMOS instance, it is possible to send out-of-band alerts. In addition, the remote system console can access BMC and AOM functions through a TMOS management port IP address, eliminating the need for a separate or dedicated network. In addition, BIG-IP series devices can display system information, including sensor readings for troubleshooting, on their color LCD touch screens.
Centralized management of BIG-IQ
F5 BIG-IQ® Centralized Management is the management and coordination platform of F5 BIG-IP Standard Series 5000. This platform is the central control point of F5 physical and virtual devices and application distribution and security services on them. BIG-IQ Centralized Management is offered as a virtual version of F5. This platform simplifies the management work and helps to comply with the laws by means of the provided licenses. Also, this device provides you with the necessary visibility and reports for troubleshooting and responding to security problems and attacks.
BIG-IQ Centralized Management manages policies, licenses, SSL certificates, images and configurations of F5 devices and the following BIG-IP software modules:
- ASM (BIG-IP® Application Security Manager)
- AFM (BIG-IP® Advanced Firewall Manager)
- APM (BIG-IP® Access Policy Manager)
- LTM (BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager)
- F5 Secure Web Gateway Services
- F5 WebSafe و F5 MobileSafe
- BIG-IP® DNS
The two-tier architecture provides an optimal design for organizations implementing a private cloud. This method provides network administrators with the ability to use software and hardware application distribution services. The first layer provides services such as L4 traffic management, DDOS firewall or SSL offload. These services are centralized and shared for all global network traffic and implement consistent application policies.
These services deal with high volume traffic and impose a lot of load on the processor. For better performance, these services require high performance, high scalability and guaranteed service level agreements (SLAs). Dedicated and targeted hardware such as BIG-IP iSeries appliances have met these needs and are more economical than auxiliary servers depending on the environment and application needs.
Layer 2 (tenant or application layer), includes emerging cloud-native applications that are distributed in microservices. Applications need special services to manage in-application traffic. These services can have basic load balancing capability in the web application firewall or performance optimizations. On the other hand, these capabilities can be provided separately for each application through scalable and flexible software such as virtual versions of BIG-IP products.
This two-tier architectural model is standard in the licensed F5 BIG-IP Standard Series 5000 application services. In this architectural model, high flexibility provides a strategic control point for the implementation of application policies and the ability to view the entire traffic and use the required hardware if needed.
By integrating application and security services with a single and powerful platform, you can reduce TCO and infrastructure footprint.
Time can be saved for cloud or container environments by simply integrating private cloud environments, cloud-related colocation, and container environments.
SD (Software Defined) iSeries hardware supports the unique F5 TurboFlex™ FPGA technology and optimizes its performance in applications such as DDoS protection or UDP traffic processing. Upgradable performance (in software form) can eliminate the need for difficult processes and increase the lifespan of application distribution hardware.
SSL capacity is provided to protect critical data (including offloading ECC processing and transfer to hardware) as well as secure transmission scaling. With an A+ rating from SSL Labs, operations are simplified and customer trust is increased.
With the complete and integrated suite available (L3-L7 security, including ICSA approved firewall, high-capacity anti-DDOS, implicit access management, etc.), you are provided with the most efficient protection possible.
With replaceable parts (no need to shut down), additional power supplies and fans, and integrated management with Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) as well as IPMI support, you’ll be assured. In this way, your main infrastructure is built on reliable and powerful hardware.
Traditional performance metrics that were calculated in terms of throughput can no longer accurately reflect the complex needs of today’s web application distribution. Connection capacity and L7 transactions per second are very important.
Standardization of application distribution services
BIG-IP ADC appliances simplify your network and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by taking the load off servers and provide an integrated suite of application services and device integration, management of savings, power, they provide you with space and cooling costs in the data center.
The performance and scalability of the BIG-IP platform reduces the number of ADCs required to distribute the most demanding applications. By removing the heavy computing load, you can significantly reduce the number of application servers you need.